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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 1, 2006 8:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Help on the way?

Going through my modest, but steadily growing, selection of downloads I noticed a sizeable gap. I have nothing at all between Red Rocks 7/8/78 and Nassau Coliseum 3/28/85. That's nearly seven years with no representation. Can I tap in to the forum's knowledge and generosity to help fill that gap? Ideally pointers to shows I can download from GDLive or quality AUDs from the archive would be good as I like to burn 'em and crank 'em up through the big speakers (and who wouldn't?)

Thanks for your time, folks!

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Oct 2, 2006 12:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help on the way?

1983-10-17 (Lake Placid, NY) - Jerry played every song from his first solo album except "Loser."

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Poster: TulaneGDead Date: Oct 1, 2006 11:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help on the way?

i'm pretty sure it's 10/26/80-10/31/80 (whatever late october of 1980) are some pretty sick shows at radio city music hall. the first sets are all acoustic....it's what they used for the reckoning album. also May 1981 is solid, especially nassau colliseum shows. i have a 5/1/81 AUD, hampton col., and it's very good.

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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Oct 1, 2006 12:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help on the way?

Allmost identical to what I said. You obviously must have good taste : )

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Poster: Cranky1 Date: Oct 1, 2006 10:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help on the way?

12/30/1980 ZD6 Oakland Auditorium Arena, Oakland, CA
11/29/1981 ZD7 Civic Arena, Pittsburg, PA
These are here on the Archive and are very good AUD's!.

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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Oct 1, 2006 11:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help on the way?

Not a huge fan of those years compared to others but heres my .02

Just about any of the Acoustic/Electric runs of 1980 although good luck finding a good AUD.

5-16-81 Cornell : legendary Shakedown and the rest aint too shabby either

5-1-81 Hampton

5-6-81 - was this one released as a DP? or maybe a vault so I guess it doesn't count

4-1-84 Marin Killer 2nd set

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 1, 2006 12:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help on the way?

Thanks for all the suggestions, folks. Enough there to keep me busy for a while. I'd like to explore the period some, but I don't want it to get like stamp collecting if you know what I mean (got to have an 83 show!). Actually I kind of agree with UncleJohnny that this period isn't the finest - there may be a reason why I come to halt at the end of the 70s and pick up again when Hornsby comes to play. Somehow, even after ten years with the band I always found myself thinking of Brent as 'the new guy'- never really took to his singing either. But that's just me. Others doubtless will disagree.

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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Oct 1, 2006 3:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help on the way?

I like the pre Hornsby stuff too though. I think 89-91 was another golden era for the band. Some damn fine tight playing.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Oct 1, 2006 12:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help on the way?

Realizing you already have more than enough suggestions I would just emphasize two shows I think already have been mentioned but that are every bit as good as any of those stellar 70's shows (and know that i am a staunch fan of the 70's, especially 77 as the peak Dead years):

Baltimore Civic Center 4-19-82
and
Hampton, VA. 5-1-81

Besides being impeccably played shows there are also 2 outstanding AUD copies of each available here on the archive, and that combination is fairly rare now that the SBD's are gone.

5-1-81 is especially critical if you're a fan of ALTHEA, LET IT GROW, DEAL, BIG RIVER, and first sets in general...

4-19-82 has the (in)famous "RavenSpace" in which the boys indulge in nitrous on stage and Phil quotes from Poe. All of which overshadows the fact that the show is incredible, especially the 2nd set which features one of the best ESTIMATED's ever, along w/an amazingly beautiful STELLA BLUE, terrific WHEEL, and much more.

You cannot go wrong w/either of those shows and you can DL them forthwith!

GC

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 1, 2006 1:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help on the way?

GC - you're ticking my boxes there and thank you. I do like a rabble-rousing first set and a good romp through Althea, Me and My Uncle and Big River is always a good thing in my book.
RavenSpace has been on my list of ought-to-listen-tos for a time. The fact that you say there're also a few other gems there is all the more reason to get down to it.

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Oct 1, 2006 8:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help on the way?

Here are some of my personal favorites from '79 to'84:

Nassau Coll 1-10-79
Rochester 9-1-79
Cape Cod 10-27,28-79
Nassau Coll 10-31: 11-1,2-79
Glenn Falls 5-8-80
Boulder 6-8-80
Lewiston 9-6-80
MSG 3-10-81
OKC 7-5-81
Denver 7-13,14-81
Greek 9-11,12,13-81
Melweg: 10-15,16-81
Boulder 12-9-81
Oakland 12-31-81
UCLA 2-21-82
Baltimore 4-19-82
Greeks 5-21,22,23-82
Moscone 5-28-82
Rocks 7-27,28,29-82
Manor Downs 7-31-82
OKC 8-1-82
Frost 10-9,10-82
UVM 4-13-83
Greek 5-13,14,15-83
Boise 9-2-82
Rocks 9-6,8-83
Santa Fe 9-10,11-83
MSG 10-11-83
Hartford 10-15-83
Alpin 7-7-84
Greek 7-13,14,15-84
Ventura 7-21,22-84

Of course there are dozens more great shows from that era, but these are just some of the great shows.


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Poster: another one Date: Oct 1, 2006 9:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help on the way?

hey purple gel, are you the same purple gel from hipforums? just wondering..

btw good list

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Oct 1, 2006 2:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help on the way?

One of the things I always loved about the GD/Deadhead scene is how individualized the experience is for each fan.

"Somehow, even after ten years with the band I always found myself thinking of Brent as 'the new guy'"

I always find it interesting that people refer to Brent (who, after all, was the guy who occupied the keyboard seat the longest of anyone) as the "new guy" and then go on to praise the Vince era (Now There's a "New Guy"!!).

I believe I have related this story before here, but: In may '79 I was a student at U South Carolina and we travelled up to Charlotte for the first East Coast (and 2nd show ever) with the "new guy". We hadn't heard the Spartan Stadium show and thus knew nothing about Brent. A few hours before the show, about 60 of us were sitting in line and a guy with a "road Crew" jacket came out of the arena with a couple of gallons of Electric orange juice, handed it out to those of us in line, and said something like "the boys are glad to be back on the road with their new keyboardist, and wanted to celebrate, so this is on the band". The jugs were passed around and, needless to say, we all had a very psychedelic introduction to Brent.

As someone who saw the band from '77 til the end, I always thought that Brent's Era has been underrated. Late 1979 offers some of the rawest most primal Dead I know, and, to me at least, '81 to '83 stacks up favorably to any era and blows away anything that came after it, and 90 saw a revival of sorts before Brent's death.

1981 is the year that I look back to as my favorite year as far as being on tour. I was 21yo and caught the Uptown shows to kick off the year and then proceeded to see every show west of the Mississippi as well as the fall East Coast tour, culminating in the Monster new years show, tha I consider to be one of the best shows ever.... 1982 also offers some of my favorite shows ever.

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2006-10-01 21:45:57

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2006-10-01 21:56:52

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 1, 2006 2:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help on the way?

I guess with me it was because I first discovered the Dead via Europe 72 then went back and nailed the deal with Anthem of the Sun and LiveDead. I took the first chance I got to see them live at Alexandra Palace in 1974 but after that it was mostly (if not entirely) the studio releases. I never really liked the Brent era albums as much as I had the ones that came before and I only ever saw him play over three nights at the Rainbow Theatre in London in 1981. The next time I saw the Dead was Halloween 1990 at Wembley - by which time Brent was gone. So, I never did get a chance to know 'the new guy'. Maybe its time to redress that.

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Oct 1, 2006 3:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help on the way?

As far as Brent era studio releases, I have to agree. A buddy of mine used to say that the band, in those days, would take some perfectly great songs, go into the studio, over-rehearse them until they had beaten any sign of life out of them , and then record them for the album. That being said, to me, the live stuff stacks up to any other era.

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Poster: sydthecat Date: Oct 1, 2006 8:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help on the way?


Baltimore 1982
Long Beach Arena, LA 1981
New Year's Eve 1981
9/2/80
Niagara Falls Convention Centre 1983

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Poster: BobzCat Date: Oct 1, 2006 1:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help on the way?

MSG 3-9-81 is not only a high-energy affair, but is preserved by one of the best AUDs on this board. Vastly superior to the SBD. If the Stranger opener doesn't grab you, the Ramble will.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd81-03-09.glassberg.wise.7473.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 1, 2006 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help on the way?

Ok - just streamed Stranger and it certainly is sweet. I'm grabbed. Better order some more CDRs damnit...

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Poster: SanJoseJota Date: Oct 1, 2006 7:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help on the way?

Rob,
I agree with you too. I only have one show between that Red Rocks show and 1985, it's not my favorite period but here are three that I have and recommend:

10-27-79 Cape Cod
10-30-80 Radio City- acoustic/electric
3-22-85 Hampton

good luck!

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